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Market diffusion of alternative fuels and powertrains in heavy-duty vehicles: A literature review

Kluschke, Philipp; Gnann, Till; Plötz, Patrick; Wietschel, Martin 1
1 Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


With about 22%, the transport sector is one of the largest global emitters of the greenhouse gas CO₂. Long-distance road freight transport accounts for a large and rising share within this sector. For this reason, in February 2019, the European Union agreed to introduce CO₂ emission standards following Canada, China, Japan and the United States. One way to reduce CO₂ emissions from long-distance road freight transport is to use alternative powertrains in trucks — especially heavy-duty vehicles (HDV) because of their high mileage, weight and fuel consumption. Multiple alternative fuels and powertrains (AFPs) have been proposed as potential options to lower CO₂ emissions. However, the current research does not paint a clear picture of the path towards decarbonizing transport that uses AFPs in HDVs. The aim of this literature review is to understand the current state of research on the market diffusion of HDVs with alternative powertrains. We present a summary of market diffusion studies of AFPs in HDVs, including their methods, main findings and policy recommendations. We compare and synthesize the results of these studies to identify strengths and weaknesses in the field, and to propose further options to improve AFP HDV market diffusion modelling. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000118428
Veröffentlicht am 16.04.2020
DOI: 10.1016/j.egyr.2019.07.017
Zitationen: 75
Web of Science
Zitationen: 59
Zitationen: 75
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 11.2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2352-4847
KITopen-ID: 1000118428
Erschienen in Energy reports
Verlag Elsevier
Band 5
Seiten 1010–1024
Schlagwörter Heavy-duty vehicle, Road freight transport, Alternative fuel, Alternative powertrain, Decarbonization, Low-carbon policy
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